Ted Royer: Chief Creative Officer

  • Since graduating from Atlanta’s Portfolio Center, Ted’s 20-year advertising career has taken him around the world, most notably to Singapore, Argentina, Australia and finally New York City.

    In his first year in the business, Ted won more One Show Pencils than any other rookie creative, and since then he has won more than 100 major awards in the industry, including Pencils, Cannes Lions, Webby’s and even Facebook Studio’s inaugural Grand Prix.

    Ted has been on the worldwide creative boards of both Ogilvy & Mather and Publicis Groupe as Executive Creative Director and regional Creative Director. He was the youngest member in the history of Ogilvy’s council.

    He’s been at Droga5 since the agency’s early days and has seen the agency grow to over 600 employees. Along the way, Droga5 has been named Agency of the Year 13 times, most recently receiving the nod from Adweek and the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in 2017. Droga5 is the only agency to appear on the Advertising Age A-List over seven consecutive years and was named one of Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2013 and 2017.